There are many benefits you can receive by taking a ten minute break from your computer right now. The most documented benefits are reduced blood pressure and heart rate, reduced stress and anxiety, a greater sense of peace, a greater sense of connection to your true thoughts and feelings – and indeed, your spiritual truth.
With these immediate changes in your being, it will allow deeper and better quality sleep, more creativity, abundant energy and a passion for life.
The Spirit of Gaia is the sacred consciousness of the planet, also referred to in some indigenous cultures as Mother Earth.
It is a belief that there is spirit in everything; in each blade of grass, in each petal of a flower…
There is energy and consciousness in each drop of water and each grain of sand.
Gaia is evolving as humanity is evolving. It is an interlinked partnership. As humanity shifts to a higher vibration and changes, so does the planet.
There is a lot of physical earth movement and changes occurring at the moment, as Gaia is shifting and aligning her energy to hold and support this higher vibration.
Practicing regular meditation can be extremely beneficial.
It is a safe and simple way to balance your physical, emotional and mental states.
Spiritually, meditation enables one to attain higher states of consciousness, allowing a greater sense of awareness and connection to spirit. And often, solutions to problems and insights in your life are realised during meditation.
Meditating with crystals can bring a whole new dimension to the practice of meditation, as crystals can greatly enhance the energy of your intent, whether it be for connection with your guides, raising your vibration, psychic protection or healing.
In the fast paced world we live in, taking time out to unwind and relax is becoming more important and necessary.
Job and family demands can build up and become overwhelming… Not to mention the constant bills, car payments and rent or your mortgage.
What is the solution?
Well there are many, but a very simple one is to practice relaxation meditation.
With meditation – you begin to feel an inner peace and stillness. It allows you to slow your down your mind and hush the constant mental chatter.
Ultimately, you learn to take control of our thoughts and emotions – and the little bumps in the road of life become much smoother.
Often, we carry pain and trauma in our heart that needs to be released and healed.
I really believed it was important to offer the following meditation for free, as so many of us are in need of this healing.
It has been designed to support and assist you to release your fears and heal your heart in a safe space.
Chances are you have heard someone talking about ‘grounding’ at one point or another.
But what does grounding actually mean?
Grounding is a spiritual term, referring to centering your soul in your body, and in turn, connecting it with Mother Earth.
When these connections are strong, it can help you feel safer and more in touch with the earth and Mother Nature.
If you experience a lot of fear and anxiety in your day-to-day, it is possible that you have become ungrounded.
I recall from my childhood driving in the car with my family. It was raining and the sun was just beginning to break through the clouds.
A beautiful rainbow began to form overhead.
As a kid I recall watching cartoons that depicted that if you ever reached the end of the rainbow, you would meet magical elves and faeries and be rewarded with a pot of gold. I would often fantasize about this and one day I tried to reach the end of a rainbow to no avail. As I walked closer the rainbow got further and further away.
But I kept believing there were magical fairies and elves awaiting anyone who could reach the end of the rainbow.
You walk in to a busy shopping center to do your groceries. It is loud, busy, and not all of the energies are nice.
A couple is arguing in the corner, a baby is crying uncontrolled, the cashier hates their job and secretly wishes the isles would fall like dominoes and crush all of the customers.
We all have situations in our lives where we must interact with people without our choosing. Whether it is strangers on a bus, relatives at Christmas, or school and work colleagues…
We all know the feelings … Some people make us feel great and uplifted; others drain our energy and leave us flat.
But should our well-being be at the mercy of others? Definitely Not.
Fear is a powerful force. It entwines itself through our entire existence in so many ways.
Much has been written on recognizing your fears and the value of facing them head on, but fear is not a simple concept – and overcoming them can be a daunting process.
I had a friend who was scared of heights. To prove he was a real man he jumped from a plane.
I had a friend who was scared to be alone, so she jumped from one man’s bed to another.
I myself was scared of the unknown, and walked along my spiritual path jumping in fright at every new encounter.
If you would rather be strolling along a tropical beach, listening to the waves gently caress the sand, and feeling the sunshine kiss your skin…
I invite you to take a 5 Minute Vacation with Susan Castle.
Release your stress and tension, and take a short journey into your imagination.
Although there are many free guided meditations available on the internet, you can’t be sure they have been created by experienced and qualified professionals. If you are ever listening to a meditation and something doesn’t feel right to you, take a few deep breaths, draw your awareness and your energy back to your center, switch off the meditation and sit for a moment in peace until you feel comfortable. This should be a very rare occurrence, if it ever happens at all, but understand; you should feel in control at all times. You must be open and trusting – but not ignorant to the suggestions of anonymous strangers.
That warning out of the way – rest assured, all of the therapists that contribute to Explore Meditation are intuitive professionals of the highest quality. They work ‘in the light’ for the betterment and spiritual development of all in this world.
If you wish to download Free Guided meditations to your computer or iPod, please click guided meditation to access a series of MP3 Guided Meditation downloads. You can listen to many free guided meditations on this website, but to download them you must purchase one of the packages.